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March 21, 2023

Search of Italian cruise ship abandoned

Italian divers have abandoned their search for bodies inside the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia after conditions underwater deteriorated, the BBC said. “We have definitively stopped the underwater search inside the ship,” a spokesman for the fire brigade on the island said. Fifteen people are still missing after the ship ran aground off Italy on 13 January with the loss of 17 lives. Work to recovered the capsized vessel may take up to 10 months. Italy’s civil protection agency, which has been overseeing rescue efforts, said it had contacted the families of the missing, and the foreign embassies involved, to explain its decision.

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